John's Favorite Sites

  • If you’ve ever heard a song on a commercial, for a car or some other product, but you have no idea who it’s by or what it’s called, this is the site you need to go to.
  • This site features several recipes that’ll bring delight – not fright – to your Halloween party.
  • Swiss researchers discovered that practicing the didgeridoo for 25 minutes a day helps people get a better night’s rest. Why? Because it strengthens your throat muscles – which helps prevent snoring and sleep apnea. So head to this website if you’re interested in purchasing your didgeridoo! Then, practice every day, and see how well you sleep.
  • Internet Movie Database. A resource for anything and everything about movies and actors. You can find information on upcoming movies, DVDs, buy tickets, and get news updates on movies and your favorite actors.
  • This website features tips on how to clean everything from the leather interior in your car to the grips on your golf clubs! You can also find reviews on new cleaning products, and advice on how to clean specific stains – like mold and rust, and water stains.
  • : a great website for kids! They can play games featuring Barney the purple dinosaur and Arthur the Anteater, answer riddles, and write their own stories.
  • This website features recipe ideas kids can use – with Dad’s help, of course – to cook something special for Mom on Mother’s Day. Or any other day of the year, for that matter!
  • This site can help you find charitable wedding gifts and party favors.
  • Are you thinking of asking your boss for a raise? This website helps you figure out how much someone on your career path should be earning. And when you DO ask for a raise, don’t forget to wear green and ask on a Thursday at 1pm – which is what the John Tesh Radio Show recommends.
  • tips for traveling with pets and a huge list of places where pets are welcome
  • This is a great site for college students. It helps you find scholarships, decide on the best loans for you, and calculate how long it’ll take to pay back any loans you take out.
  • Everything you need to know about the weather all over the world. Forecasts, plus pollution, sunscreen, allergy, and severe weather warnings. You can also find maps of where the Fall Foliage is at its peak – and there’s a Golf Index! It’s a map of the US with temperatures and forecasts for all the hottest golf spots.
  • You can get allergy forecasts for the entire U.S.. You can also sign up for email alerts and you’ll know when it’s important to take your allergy meds.
  • free home and apartment listings for every area of the U.S. and Canada. (National Association of Realtors site)
  • This is the website for the National Sleep Foundation. You can learn all about sleep by visiting this site – like how to get a good night’s sleep, how to tell if you have a sleep disorder, and facts on why sleep is so important to your body. Do don’t spend another night tossing and turning! Head to this website for some sleep advice.
  • They have a wedding floral generator, you can find colors to compliment your wedding. They also have a wedding budget planner: Type in what you’d like to spend and you’ll get a breakdown of what you should aim to spend on each part of the wedding – from the band, to catering, to gifts and rings.
  • This website features several summer safety tips – including pool and playground equipment safety, bicycle safety, and barbecue safety.
  • This is a great place to express your inner artist. You simply move your mouse around the virtual ‘canvas’ to splatter virtual paint, and click your mouse once when you want to change the color. Like what you’ve created? Right-click on the "canvas" and select Print. This site was recently named one of Time Magazine’s top websites of 2006.
  • You can instantly compare all the available cellphone deals in your area for free.
  • If your kid can’t get enough of Harry Potter, log them on to this site. They can learn simple “magical” recipes, play wizrd-friendly games, and learn science “spells”.
  • If your favorite part of fall is the beautiful trees and the different colored leaves, head to this site! You’ll find a list of the best places to view great fall foliage.
  • Will Santa get to your house? Well, fear not! The brightest minds in the U.S. Air Force are on the case! This site lets you track the whereabouts of your favorite red-suited man as he visits houses around the world.
  • has great fall recipes like Pumpkin-Mushroom soup and Cheddar Apple Pie by the Vermont Apple Marketing Board. You’ll also find info on local events and cultural activities.
  • shows you where the cheapest gas can be found all over the U.S. and Canada
  • This is the website for the American Heart Association. It features tons of advice on keeping your heart healthy – including diet advice, how to incorporate exercise into your life, and how to maintain a healthy weight. It also lists the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke, so you’re aware of the symptoms.
  • helps online shoppers find the best price and feel confident that they’re buying from a reputable merchant.
  • Major League Baseball’s official site. You can get scores sent to you, find out when all the games are, and buy tickets and merchandise.
  • they’ll help you find just the right words for an anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion. You’ll find professionally written verses you can personalize for FREE.
  • Have you ever wanted to see your name on a batch of M&Ms? Well, now you can! This site allows you to design your own custom M&Ms. You pick the colors, and you choose a personalized message that’ll be printed on the candies! A great idea for parties, weddings, or just as a fun gift!
  • This site will help you organize a great Thanksgiving Day feast! You’ll find recipes, preparation techniques, entertaining tips – even advice for storing your leftovers!
  • There credo is: "Real News, Compelling Stories, Always Positive". This website believes virtue, goodwill and heroism are hot news. That's why they bring you up-to-the-minute news, geared to lift spirits and inspire lives.
  • Tired of getting piles of credit card offers in the mail? This site allows you to remove your name from the mailing lists that credit card companies use to send out offers.
  • the national parenting center. Tips on parenting, product recalls, college calculator, best books for kids.
  • Got something creepy and crawly in your home or yard? This site helps you figure out what it is! Simply head to the website, and click on the links to figure out what type is making you squirm, and whether or not it’s dangerous. Can’t find the bug on the website? You can e-mail a picture to the people who run the site, and they’ll try and figure it out for you.
  • This site computes recipes for you based on what you have in your fridge! Recipes range from grilled-cheese sandwiches to chocolate cake! Although you shouldn’t have chocolate cake for dinner.
  • One aspect of the work of LCI istheir short-term volunteer trips here in the U.S. and around the world.
  • - This site helps you figure out the nutrition information in the food you eat. You simply enter the name of a food into the search engine, and the nutrition information will pop up! The site has data for most foods, and it even lists the nutrition information of certain items from fast food restaurants.
  • Log on and make a donation to disaster relief
  • Find your passion through volunteering.
  • : shop for all the latest fall fashions, and compare prices to find the best deal.
  • Planning a trip into the great outdoors? This site features links to national parks, forests, and historic sites throughout the United States.
  • Kids, wanna beef up your brain for back to school time? Then check out this site. It features a list of books recommended by the American Library Association. And parents, don’t worry – there’s recommended reading there for you, too!
  • If you’re applying to college next fall, you may want to start thinking about the SAT. This website is a great starting point! It tells you which dates the test will be given, and offers a list of prep courses you can take to get started. The site also lets you take a practice test, and features a ‘word du jour’ to help you beef up your vocabulary.
  • Teens, I know it’s summertime, but it’s never too early to start thinking about college! This site helps you register for the SAT, and features practice questions that’ll help you prepare for the test.
  • you can plan a tour of the best Fall Foliage in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and Missouri. The best viewing is in late October and early November, so plan now!
  • If “New Year, New You” involves losing those 10 pounds you’ve been carrying around, you don’t have to spend hours on a treadmill to burn calories! This site helps you calculate how many calories you burn by doing every day activities – like pushing your baby in their stroller or cleaning the garage. Once you realize that the average person can burn almost 150 calories scrubbing the bathroom for half an hour, your weight loss goal won’t seem so tough.
  • Wanna know if a certain washing machine is worth the money? What about a digital camera? This site features more than 50 writers – some of them formerly of – who review everything from electric toothbrushes to blow-dryers to computer software, so you can shop as an informed customer.
  • This is the brainchild of a group of students and teachers from MIT. iNeighbors offers a free and easy way for residents of a given community to exchange information and maybe even bond. Search by zip code to see if anybody's already created a home page for your neighborhood; if not, you can create your own.
  • : it’s almost fall, and it’s time for high school students to think about applying to college. This website lets you find a university that fits your needs, and provides information about financial aid and scholarships.
  • You’ll never be stuck for a gift idea again! On this site you can find all kinds of “of the month clubs” – like cheese of the month, coffee of the month, steak – salsa – and tea of the month clubs
  • Can’t find jeans that fit in the stores? Then head to this site, where you can custom-create your own pair of jeans! You simply give them your measurements, and they’ll make the jeans and deliver them to your door! Who needs the mall now?
  • Site of the National Christmas Tree Association. It has tips on how to choose a tree, types of trees, info on the White House Christmas tree, whereto find trees to chop yourself, how to care for your tree, and how to recycle it when Christmas is over.
  • A huge, searchable directory of food-related websites, primarily where to buy stuff online, whether you need particular items for cooking or serving (meat, cheese, nuts) or complete meals delivered to your door.
  • This site provides information on the best treatments and prescription drugs, to help you and your doctor choose the best course of action for you. Most of the information’s free, but some material is subscription-only, at $19 dollars a year.
  • Don’t know how to dance? Then head to this website to find a list of Arthur Murray dance studios – they’re located all over the United States and Canada.
  • Prescription drug information from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
  • Moms, if you’d like to work from home, this website will help! It gives you information on how you can become a home-based employee. Including job information, advice, and information about possible work-at-home scams.
  • Run by the Mayo Clinic teaching hospital – this site provides clear information on many diseases, with the seal of approval from the nonprofit Health on the Net organization, which certifies that all the information is correct.
  • provides parents with the information they need to decide which movies and DVDs are suitable for their kids.
  • This site features everything you need for a healthy pet! You can buy food, medicine, and other items for your pet. It also features a ‘healthy pet’ checklist, so you know exactly what you need to keep Fluffy or Fido in great shape.
  • One of the most stressful things about traveling is wondering whether or not your luggage will make it to your destination city. But you can eliminate this worry by shipping your luggage in advance! This site lets you arrange for your luggage to be picked up at your home, business, or another convenient location, and it’ll be delivered to your hotel – or other destination. No more lugging your bags through the airport!
  • you can find a scholarship to suit your needs. There are one’s hosted by companies like the Triple A Travel High School challenge – that’s the featured scholarship for January and a student can win $100-thousand toward their education goals.
  • this is a site where travelers and local experts leave their best - unbiased - advice on things like undiscovered restaurants, shops and excursion.
  • Site dedicated to our favorite furry friends. You can post pictures of your cat, write a pet diary, adopt a pet, and make friends with other pet owners. You can also find a pet-friendly travel guide.
  • 21 million people move between Memorial Day and Labor day. This site can help you relocate. You can find a real estate agent, compare prices for moving companies, find piano movers, truck rentals, and furnish your home once you get where you’re going.
  • great medical / wellness information
  • Over 365 cookie recipes from Almond Snow Cookies to Chocolate Cherry Kris Kringles to Mincemeat Surprise Cookies.
  • The best way to learn a new language is to immerse yourself in the culture. But if y ou can’t fly to France to learn French, log onto this site to find a language study partner. Users create a free profile, asking other members from more than 100 countries to contact them and become email, phone, or online chat buddies.
  • Are you taking a family vacation this summer? This site will help you search for lodging, and features other helpful information – like travel tips that cover areas like safety and health – along with a list of recipes for families on the go!
  • Scholarship website. This one has a comprehensive source of local & national college scholarships . You can also search & compare scholarships that are right for you, according to your specific needs & interests.
  • Got a leaky faucet? What about a broken washing machine? This site features tips that’ll help you fix many common around-the-house troubles. And if you don’t want to take a stab at being Mr. – or Ms. – Fix It, the site also features tips for hiring a contractor.
  • or 1-800-TelaDoc – a new 24 hour phone service that connects people with doctors for minor ailments like sore throats, back problems, the flu. For a fee you can get advice based on your symptoms – but it does not replace regular doctors’ visits or emergency medical treatment.
  • Remember Pop Rocks, Candy Buttons, JuJuBees, Sugar Daddies, Curly Wurly Bars, & Charleston Chews? You can order them all from this site.
  • This site lets you find out if your flight is delayed or canceled you leave for the airport. You can also find out how long it’ll take to get through the security lines.
  • This site features information about dancing – including a list of dance studios.
  • Football season is in full swing! So head to this site for all the latest scores and updates on your favorite teams!
  • If your favorite phrase is “I’m so stressed out,” it’s time to find a new one! Chronic stress causes a ton of health problems – like high blood pressure and heart disease – so head to this site for help with dealing with stress.
  • Do you need a little help telling your sweetheart how you feel? This site features a list of Shakespeare’s sonnets along with a translation so you know exactly what you’re saying when you recite one to your sweetheart.
  • Dan Miller is your guide to findingthe right job so that your work isfulfilling and meaningful in your life.
  • The perfect website for coffee lovers! This site features everything from tips on brewing the perfect cup of joe to reviews on the latest coffee gadgets! You can even listen to coffee-related podcasts!
  • an online Halloween resource. You can find pumpkin patches and haunted house locations all over the U.S.. You can also get the history of Halloween, safety tips, and costume ideas.
  • This is the website for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. But you don’t have to visit the Big Apple to enjoy the museum. This site allows you to look at paintings online, or download podcasts of the audio tours so you can listen at home.
  • This site is all about cheese! You can sign up for the “cheese chatter” newsletter, get featured recipes – the latest is “Wild Mushroom Pizza with Garlic Confit” . You can also get the Cheesemaker Map – in case you want to tour cheese makers across the country. And there’s the “snack-u-lator” – a program that provides you with an idea for the perfect snack.
  • Consumer-friendly information on prescription drugs, clinical trials, and general health and wellness, based on FDA-approved information from the .
  • has the rules to all games, sports, cards, kids’ games, video games, board games, computer games, casino games, TV game shows – etc.
  • : get the latest recipes for fall! You’ll also find out how to make low-fat versions of your favorite dishes!
  • A public source for information and analysis about our nation's public schools.
  • This is a networking site designed specifically for kids, where they can chat and play games. It features Ultimate Safe Chat, where parents can set a list of greetings, questions, and statements their child can use. The site also features Standard Safe Chat, where a filter detects for and blocks inappropriate words and phrases.
  • A Christmas website for children, parents and teachers. Children can write a letter to Santa, send postcards and play games and puzzles. There is also Santa’s Secret Village! A child-safe, advertising-free site. All activities are free.
  • you can get tips on how to avoid ID theft and what to do about it if you have had your ID stolen.
  • This site can help you find charitable wedding gifts and party favors.
  • Attention seniors! It’s almost time to start applying to college! Head to this site for information on how to register for the SAT, along with tips and practice questions that’ll help you ace the test!
  • Want to pick the perfect Halloween pumpkin? This site will help you find pumpkin patches in your area along with other fun fall activities – like festivals and hay rides!
  • This website allows you to sell or swap your unused gift card with other people! That way, you’ll end up with a gift card you’ll actually
  • This is a site where kids can find help on the subjects they’re studying. There are different sections for elementary, middle, and high school students. And there are also tips on how to take good notes, ideas for science projects, and online encyclopedias.
  • this site lets you plug in a disease and the state you live in, and get information on medical studies you can join.
  • You have no more excuses not to clean! This site will tell you how to get everything gleaming!
  • Need help preparing your Thanksgiving turkey? This site features tons of recipes, along with advice for cooking the perfect bird. There’s even a section with tips on how to store your turkey leftovers! Gobble, gobble!
  • Thinking about changing careers? This site will help.
  • Homework Helper: Resources for All Students. Site also features: College Scholarships, College Grants, Student Loans & a Financial Aid Blog.
  • You can help animals and the environment just by sending free e-cards. The site’s advertisers make a donation whenever visitors click on the site.
  • Consumer Reports site where you can compare costs, safety and effectiveness of some commonly prescribed drugs.
  • you can find a local chef from your area to come over and cook for you or a party. They also give lessons and provide menus for certain events.
  • recipes for anything and everything chocolate, chocolate gifts, and the truth about the health benefits of chocolate.
  • when you want fast facts about someone or something.
  • Site dedicated to our favorite furry friends. You can post pictures of your dog, write a pet diary, adopt a pet, and make friends with other pet owners. You can also find a pet-friendly travel guide.
  • This website tells you all about ‘Brain Music Therapy.’ Basically, experts record your brain waves while you relax. Then, the recording is converted to music, and burned onto a customized CD for your sleeping pleasure. And studies show that people who listened to personalized “brain wave music” fell asleep faster, and have fewer “restless” episodes during the night.
  • finding a good Baby Sitter isn’t easy – nor is finding work as a Baby Sitter. This site will certify Baby Sitters. It covers child care safety, age-appropriate games, and techniques for baby sitting kids with special needs. It also teaches potential sitters how to market themselves, prepare for an interview, and determine how much to change. Parents, go to www.SitterCity.com to find sitters who are certified.
  • a resource for classical music lovers, more into Handel than hip-hop.
  • Are you starting to make that holiday gift list? Then head to this site. You’ll be able to compare prices and features on products - like TVs and laptops – before you buy.
  • cooking / recipe website. There’s stuff on there like “how to make the perfect ice cream cake” – “grilling recipes” – “farmer’s marker recipes” – “where to find the best hot dog”
  • This site helps parents determine which movies are appropriate for their children. It rates films based on the amount of violence, nudity, and bad language they contain, so parents know exactly what their kids will be seeing when they head to the theater.
  • This site features a list of recipe ideas for Valentine’s Day. So flex your culinary skills and try one out on your sweetheart!
  • Gobble, gobble! This site also features great advice for your Thanksgiving dinner – including pie recipes, stuffing tips, and advice on carving and slicing your bird.
  • This site features a “calculator” that asks you a list of questions – about things like health and family history – and then estimates how old you’ll live to be. You can also get recommendations on what to do differently if you’d like your number to go up.
  • Confused about all the new-fangled cell phones out there? This site lets you compare types of phones and types of plans so you can pick one that’s right for you. And of course – it’ll help you figure out how to download those cool new ring tones.
  • run by the National Institutes of Health – where you can research diseases and find general health information, plus links to other government medical sites.
  • The story of Chanukah, how to celebrate, Chanukah traditions, and pictures of popular menorahs around the globe.
  • : a great site for pet lovers! You can find out how to properly take care of your pet, read book reviews about animal books, and play pet-related games!
  • This site is dedicated to helping you get your life in order. You can print checklists to keep you organized every day of the month, to help you save an hour or more each day, and help you clear away clutter.
  • Help and support for working Moms! You can find tips on how to travel with an infant, information about the wage gap between men and women, tax cutting advice, and an online support group made u p of other working Moms.
  • offers tips for parents and teens on how to plan for college, how to apply to college, and tips for taking the SAT and other college entrance exams.
  • This site features a quiz that’ll help you figure out how well you know your sweetheart. So answer the questions to figure out where you stand in your relationship!
  • This website focuses on career services for women. It features a variety of tools – including a list of career expos and job advice.
  • Have a tough time remembering your friends’ and relatives’ birthdays? Well, worry no more! This site remembers for you! Simply head to the website, enter someone’s birthday, and you’ll get an e-mail reminder when the big day approaches! You’ll never have to send an ‘I’m sorry I forgot your birthday’ card again!
  • The perfect place for kids and parents when it comes to homework help! This site features links that take you to online homework help services, along with a number of puzzles and games that’ll help boost your child’s brain power!